What is radicular pain?

Spinal nerve pain. Radicular pain refers to pain generated from an inflammation of a spinal nerve. Typically the pain occurs in specific part of the leg, both above and below the knee. The pain is a deep burning, tingling or shooting sensation that is present all the time. It can also occur in the arm (from cervical nerve root inflammation) or chest (from thoracic nerve pain).
Sciatica for instanc. Pain resulting from a spinal nerve root is radicular pain. If the nerve is also malfunctioning such that there is weakness or numbness, the condition is referred to as radiculopathy. The most common causes of radicular pain are disc herniation and spinal stenosis. The entire spine can be affected.

Related Questions

I have radicular pain L Butt and LLE. But I was told it's not "true" radiculopathy because my neuro exam shows normal sensation.? I don't get it...

Radiculopathy. means abnormal degeneration of a nerve due to impingement or constant stimulation from lack of blood supply etc.. For cutaneous or deep nerves, they usually carry both pain signals and sensitivity to touch, pressure, temperature, et. And when a nerve degenerates, you should have both pain (which is nothing but alarm bells your body sends to signal an emergency or injury) and sensation deficits. Read more...

Can radicular pain cause upset stomich I've got radicularr pain what ever I eat I get stomich pain I don't no weather its bug because I got flu azwal?

Not connected. The nerves damaged when you have radicular pain are not connected to the nerves that go to your stomach or internal organs, but if you are taking pain medications, especially nsaids like Motrin or naproxen, then those are a likely source of stomach pain or nausea. Read more...

Have pressure feeling under ribcage going round back. Doc now saying have radicular pain. Given me amitriptyline. I'm very confused?

Zoster. Sounds like shingles do you have a rash? Standard narcotic drugs do not work well for 'nerve pain'. (radicular pain) Membrane stabilizers and neuroactive medications can be helpful. Gabapentin is another option. Amitryptiline is considered to be good for this indication in a low dose like the one prescribed for you. Read more...